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Malnutrition threatens 1.5M Filipino children–UN

United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, right, is briefed as she arrives at the airport for a tour of Tacloban City on Nov. 19, 2013. “I am very concerned that some 1.5 million children are at risk of acute malnutrition and close to 800,000 pregnant and nursing mothers need nutritional help,” Amos told a news conference at UN headquarters in New York after her trip to the Philippines.  AP

The United Nations warned Friday that 1.5 million children in typhoon-ravaged areas of the Philippines are at risk of malnutrition and called for greater efforts to provide them with food and water.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malnutrition hits ‘Pablo’ victims–UN

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Provinces severely affected by Typhoon “Pablo” in December are seeing rising malnutrition as affected residents continue to depend on food aid due to a lack of livelihood opportunities, the United Nations agency on relief response said.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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